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Memories we’ve made in the first half of the school holidays

Although we had a rocky start to the summer hols in our house, and life has been far from perfect, I’m pleased to report that we’ve had our fair share of magic moments and have made some fab memories so far. As I’m sure it is for everyone, time is very stretched right now, so I thought I’d do a little round up of my favourite bits of the past three weeks…

5yo enjoying the water jets at the Olympic Park on my birthday
two cheeky minxes plotting mischief, again at the Olympic Park
girls enjoying Daddy’s new toy!
making a yummy fruit pie after a foraging trip
witnessing the bravery of my littlest girl (2½) as she conquered the huge climbing frame aimed at 5-10yr olds at Battersea Park
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sisters scooting at our local park
watching my beautiful boy learning new tricks

Are we really half way through the holidays already? Can I please press the pause button, they’re going too fast!!

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  1. […] Memories we've made in the first half of the school holidays […]

  2. It’s been fab, just don’t want the holidays to end xx

  3. what a really lovely round up of your summer .. i hope there is still lots more fun to have for you 🙂

    thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments

  4. Thanks lovely, you too 🙂

  5. Thanks so much Jill!

  6. It really is going too fast for us! The pie had blackberries, apples & plums with a little bit of honey for sweetness. Went down well 🙂

  7. I know! Really don’t want my 5yo to go back to school!

  8. Ahhh thanks hon, they’ve been great so far xx

  9. Too fast! I’m looking forward to hub by being off next week 🙂 xxx

  10. Hope you’ve all had a good one Laura 🙂

  11. The weather has been glorious up until now, hopefully it’ll pass quickly!

  12. My feeling exactly! Time is flying fast and I want to do so many things before my son starts school! And this weather is not helping hehe. I am so glad that things are now better in your household =) #countrykids

  13. What a lovely summer you seemed to have had. Your children are adorable !

  14. We’re almost at the end of ours up here. I can’t believe how fast it has gone. Looks like you are having a great holiday!

  15. Oh looks like you are having a brilliant holiday! I can’t believe how fast it is going! It is crazy! xxx

  16. Caroline (Becoming a SAHM) says:

    Aww lovely post and some lovely memories made! I also love how much you are enjoying the school holidays and not wanting them to end. 🙂 xx #magicmoments

  17. The holidays are flying over aren’t they! It looks like you all had a fantastic time! Enjoy the rest of them 🙂

  18. Looks like you’ve been having a busy time! I feel exactly the same – where *has* the last few weeks gone?!?

  19. Isn’t it scary how quickly the holiday whiz by? We have 8 weeks here in France and I am sure it goes just as quickly as the 6 weeks we had in the UK! Love the look of your foraged fruit pie – what was in it?

  20. It was a great day out, really recommend it 🙂

  21. I couldn’t believe it when she started climbing, she has no fear!!

  22. Thanks lovely! We’ve had a lot of fun, and hubby’s off the week after next which will be fab 🙂

  23. Really does! I could definitely get used to summers like this 🙂

  24. Thanks you too 🙂

  25. Thanks so much Fiona 🙂

  26. Thanks Sarah! How can we be three weeks in already??!!

  27. Thanks hon! Those jets were so much fun xx

  28. Thanks Denise, as long as he’s not hungry or too tired he’s a real star 🙂

  29. Your little one has got a very good natured look about him.

  30. That is such a lovely post, full of photos, hun! Your little man is so cute! Glad you have had a nice first half of the holidays. xxx

  31. Good grief. I hadn’t realized that they were half way through already. Its like I’m in a time warp! Your pictures are great. Your daughter’s very brave on that huge climbing net #countrykids

  32. Looks like you’ve packed in a serious amount of fun! I’ve not been to the Olympic Park yet, but it looks like so much fun. Look forward to seeing the second half! #countrykids

  33. Good times. Helps that we have had such amazing weather doesn’t it?

  34. Wow one big brave girl! Enjoy the rest of the hols 🙂

  35. The holidays are whizzing by, a lovely selection of photos of great fun in the sunshine. Thanks for linking up and sharing with Country Kids.

  36. Ah, some lovely memories made already. My kids have yet to experience a water jet park like that, so I need to remedy that! Gorgeous photos x

  37. sarahmo3w says:

    Lovely photos and memories. Like you, I can’t believe how fast the holidays are going! 🙁

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